So, I’ve been thinking that since I’m almost done with school (hallelujah!!!) I need to become involved with a ministry at church. I would like to work with the young ladies at church. There’s a group called “Girl Talk” which deals with young ladies and the issues they face on the daily. I think this would be an awesome group with which to be involved.
I don’t think I could only teach and advocate for abstinence. Yes, I know it is church work. Yes, I know the Bible says we should wait for marriage and there are consequences – very real consequences – for not doing so. But. The reality of it is that teens have s.ex. And if they’re going to have s.ex I think they should be well informed – about s.ex, the consequences, STDs, pregnancy, emotions, and birth control options. I don’t think this is giving “permission” to have s.ex – just making them aware of things should they choose not to wait. I’d rather they be well informed and have “safer s.ex” than to not know a thing and end up with who-knows-what, pregnant, or both.
Thoughts? Should Christian youths be taught s.ex ed in church or abstinence only? Should I find another ministry?